This weekend I gave the Guest House staff which meant we ate at home. Marnitz, the young production manager who lives in a cottage behind our house asked if we could have an oxtail "potjie" for Sunday lunch. As this means cooking the food in a three-legged black [cast iron] pot over a fire, I did it outside . Marnitz helped me.
Grant invited Amanda, Andre and Rob and Nsia to join us for lunch. Rice and salad accompanied the meat. A great time was had by all.
Marnitz at his "potjie" / small pot . The black pot on the right was a vegetable potjie. I used the aluminum one in the foreground to keep the rice warm. (this type of pot is not the correct one and tends to burn the food)
A close-up of the delicious oxtail potjie
The idea of having potjiekos is to socialize around the pot and fire; this is something which South Africans are very good at!
As I focused my camera at the people, Rob said: "Tomorrow we all appear on Jo's blog" Too true!
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